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Scott Wilson From ‘The Walking Dead’ Passes Away

“Scott Wilson, a star of The Walking DeadIn Cold Blood and many others, died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday due to complications from leukemia. He was 76.

Wilson’s rep Dominic Mancini confirmed the news to PEOPLE Saturday evening. “Scott was one of the most genuine, inspirational, and truly beloved people,” Mancini said. “His amazing legacy will live on through his timeless performances. He will be missed deeply by his wife, family, and friends.”

“Scott will always be remembered as a great actor and we all feel fortunate to have known him as an even better person,” AMC said in a statement. “The character he embodied on The Walking Dead, Hershel, lived at the emotional core of the show. Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters’ choices to this day. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed.””

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SOURCE: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AMC, PEOPLE

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